By Claire Semnacher
Val Bochkov's "New World Money" began as a personal project, and has quickly gained popularity amongst creatives. Based on the rave reviews he received, several people have commissioned Val to create variations of his initial drawings for campaigns and magazines. The artist proposes a new way to look at money and recreates his own currency based on his admiration of influential figures in literature, the arts, peace, music, and science.
Val Bochkov's artist statement,
As the economic collapse proceeds, it's time to take a hard look at Money.
Little pieces of paper with numbers and faces of politicians and kings, symbols of wealth and power, symbols
of the global economy and the winners and losers.
Dollars, Pounds, Euros, Rubles, Rials, Guilders, Dinars, Yuans.
Let us now honestly declare:
This money has let us down!
This money is a failure.
All kinds of money.
But it's not just a problem, It's an opportunity:
It's time for New World Money!